Saudi Arabia air defense intercepts Houthi missile targeting Jazan


Royal Saudi Air Defense Forces (RSADF) intercepted a ballistic missile fired by Iran-backed Houthi militia over the southern city of Jazan, said the spokesman for the Saudi-led coalition.

Col. Turki Al-Maliki announced that at 12:40 p.m. on Tuesday, Saudi air defense intercepted a ballistic missile launched within Yemeni territories toward the Kingdom’s territories. The missile was directed toward populated areas in Jazan province.

“Such hostile and random acts carried out by the Houthi militia prove the continued involvement of the Iranian regime in the Yemeni war,” Al-Maliki said.

“Iran has been, and still is, supporting the armed militia by providing them with qualitative capabilities. This support comes as a clear and explicit defiance of UN Resolutions 2216 and 2231 in order to threaten the Kingdom and regional and global security,” he added.


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